At Broadview Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, uniformed police officers stood in somber silence as they remembered Sergeant James Eric Davis Sr. and his wife Diva Davis.
The couple was gunned down last week, allegedly by their son James Davis Jr., at Central Michigan University.
“I knew both of them. Very beautiful people,” Colonel Rodney Boyd said.
Davis Sr., a member of the Bellwood Police Department, served in Iraq for five years before becoming a police officer.
Davis’ wife Diva, a mother of three and American Airlines flight attendant, was also a breast cancer survivor, and both she and her husband were remembered fondly on Saturday.
“I just remember them being a nice quiet family that cared for one another and also always came out and studied God’s word - brought the children to the church to make sure they were in church,” Pastor Harvey Bond said. “They were just a great family.”
Loved ones and family are still trying to figure out why Davis Jr. allegedly shot his parents to death in a dormitory at Central Michigan University.
“They don’t know what happened, but they know that this was not the Eric they had known and loved for many years,” Davis family attorney Brent Hopper said.
Burial services for the Davis’ will be carried out at a later date.